Therapist Dr. Richard LeGassick, Ph.D. Photo

Dr. Richard LeGassick, Ph.D., Psychologist

Relationships Family conflicts Grief Parenting issues Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Hello. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a broad range of experience of over 35 years. I have found that when people reach a personal life impasse, they often benefit from developing increased self-understanding and an outside impartial opinion.

My primary interest is in providing Humanistic psychotherapy to those people who want to invest the time to explore and understand themselves. My emphasis has focused on helping clients resolve the difficulties of Life Transitions: Family Separations (Divorce, Child Custody/ Reunification); Career changes; Marital and pre-marital; and Blended families. My clients learn to understand and resolve Depression and Anxiety and Grieve the Loss of loved ones. I am also a consultant in areas of Couple Communication, and Parenting; with First Responders; USA Military Service Members and their families.

My approach is Humanistic/Cognitive/ Interpersonal; Learning to cope with Traumatic Life Changes. Throughout my career, I have worked in community Mental Health centers, and on crisis teams within the community. I provide the most useful guidance through guiding the development of Self-Awareness, Self-Acceptance, and Independence; learning one's Strengths and Coping/problem-solving, and improving Communication. I value the impact of Positive Psychology as well as Mindfulness and Meditation.

[Note: I currently schedule 9:00-6:00 PST
weekday appointments]

Professional experience

35yrs in practice
Relationships Family conflicts Grief Parenting issues Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

CA Psychologist 8262


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Richard LeGassick, Ph.D.. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Made me feel comfortable

Written on Apr 27, 2024 after therapy with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coaching

I don’t know what to say about this incredible man. He has saved my life and most importantly his compassion and understanding know no bounds. I am forever grateful and will continue with him as long as possible. He is a gift.

Written on Apr 25, 2024 after therapy with Richard for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

In the short amount of time I have spoken to Richard, he has helped me changes the way I see the world and myself. He allows me to be me and accepts what I disclose to him without judgement. He offers great insight and I am blessed to have him as my therapist.

Written on Apr 05, 2024 after therapy with Richard for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Richard is great. I really appreciate his help. I would recommend anyone to solicit his services.

Written on Apr 03, 2024 after therapy with Richard for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coaching

Dr. LeGassick is a wonderful therapist. He is warm and kind and he is willing to listen and provide support on every topic we discuss during session. I always feel better able to take on situations after sessions with him.

Written on Mar 09, 2024 after therapy with Richard for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. LeGassick has been extremely helpful and very responsive. He is clearly a man of compassion and understanding. He has helped me build up my self-confidence in just a few sessions.

Written on Jan 30, 2024 after therapy with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue